Pain gets in the way!

tuesdayGood morning y’all! I hope you are doing well today. I am terribly sorry for missing my traditional “Motivational Monday”. I  don’t think I have ever missed this and my reasons for missing this yesterday is because I was feeling horrible and in a lot of severe pain. We all know that pain comes with the territory of many if not most chronic illnesses and I normally fight beyond this issue, but it was just wasn’t possible yesterday. 

Y’all already know that my husband’s birthday was on Saturday and thankfully we werebirthday success able to celebrate his day! I was so happy to be able to make my husband’s birthday special and ensure he had a beautiful cake!! I was so worried about this cake situation because I was use to getting his cake at the local store near are old house, but thank goodness this new grocery store did a fabulous job!

I honestly have absolutely NO idea what in the world could be causing the increase in pain is weakness leaving the bodymy pain, but I am hoping it will end soon and not be a dreaded relapse. The last massive relapse I had was last year and probably due to changing medication and the stress that followed that decision. I am probably going to just blame the weather for my pain and cough issues because that is just easier and offers more hope! Yes, weeks later I still have a nagging cough that will not go away!

Is there anything that helps you when your pain gets out of control? I tend to take kindly to bfa0ee13a5cbf740e7fe43df086ccd04my trusty heating pain because that does help some, but still doesn’t completely eliminate the pain. I know I have mentioned previously that I get pain in my back and legs, but normally one is worse than the other. Right now, I couldn’t possibly say which one is hurting me worse. What I can say for certain is the leg pain is making it hard to walk far, but I am doing what I can and still refuse to allow this illness to defeat me!

Thank y’all for visiting my site this morning. I appreciate all of your support more than I can even explain. I am truly sorry for missing Motivational Monday, but I promise I will not miss Pick-Me-Up Thursday! I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of ❤love, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

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Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

friday eveGood morning y’all! I hope you have had a nice week! Are you ready for the upcoming weekend? Is there anything that you have in mind to do? My husband’s birthday is on Saturday, so I am planning to take him out to dinner at the restaurant of his choice! I also really want to get him a cake, but I am trying to find a place that will make the type I know he will enjoy! Last year the cake had a snowboarder on it because he loves snowboarding, but where we moved to doesn’t have the same grocery store chain. I will get it figured out though and it will be a pleasant evening for us to celebrate him!

I have been dealing with a nagging cough for way too long now and it is really draining my energy, but I did still want to share a Pick-Me-Up with y’all! Maybe this pick-me-up will get me moving easier and feeling better, I really have to get better by Saturday!music melts

I hope you have a great day and you are feeling well! I do look forward to reading your comments about this simple and yet meaningful quote. I tend to think that music can help us get through damn near anything in life! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

9005d8e11ab7db0973f433e686603984Good morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely and relaxing weekend! Are you ready to start the new week and let go of all that happened last week? I know I am because I now see Monday as a start to amazing things!

After having a lot of time off for the holidays and only working two and a half days last week, this new week might be pretty busy! I know I have said this before, but I do prefer busy days over slow ones anytime because it makes the days fly by!

This week will be my first full week of work in 2019, so I do believe a little motivation will be wonderful! I hope you enjoy the quote I am sharing with y’all today and I look forward to reading your comments!emilysquotes.com-strength-cry-tears-get-up-fight-inspirational-motivational-unknown

Thank y’all for stopping by my site today! I hope you have a wonderful start to the week and hope you are feeling well! Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤ , comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Step outside your bubble!

blowing-bubbles11Do you ever want to step outside your bubble of life and escape to somewhere that is peaceful? Do you ever dream of a place where there isn’t any pain, suffering or struggles and life is easy and full of happiness? I know I feel this way daily and sometimes several times a day.

Those of us living with a chronic illness talk and think about our illness every single day, all day long without a break. We all already kn15344-take-a-break-catow this, but I just wanted to take a moment to remind you that it’s okay and crucial to take a break and focus on things that bring joy to our life. There are times that I don’t even know what brings happiness and comfort to my life anymore because there is so much that goes on in life that makes joy like a foreign object. The second I start feeling less stressed and actually feel at ease, something tragic happens in the world. It hurts my heart that there is so much negative in this world, which is why I do my very best to share positivity with every word I write. My Motivational Monday and Pick-Me-Up Thursday is meant to find-joy-in-your-life-and-bring-joy-to-othersbring you some positive and kindness thoughts, I only wish there was more I could do.

This post is meant to not discuss any illnesses, but only share somethings that I find blissful! Of course I enjoy and absolutely love to write, which is why as y’all already know I dream of writing a book someday! I have heard that writing 30-60 minutes a day can possibly help with writing anlarge actual book, but I do still find that difficult. Of course I have absolutely NO intentions of giving up on my dream and will keep y’all updated on my progression.

Another thing I find relaxing is crocheting! I am almost done with the blanket I started a eyeem-78154485few weeks ago for our love seat. I had already made a blanket we use for our couch, so the one that is almost completed will just be a smaller version of the one on the couch because I like for things to match! In my opinion having two blankets for a living room that match, make things look homey and pretty!

Another thing that I really do enjoy is reading! Honestly I have had a difficult time with this lately because I deal with a lot of fatigue. I am extremely excited for the end of April when one of my favorite authors, James Patterson, will womens_murder_club_book_1-12release his 18th book to The Women’s Murder Club series!! I know that sounds like a violent title, but it really isn’t all that violent and just extremely addictive! I read the first 13 books in this series in a matter of a few months because I was actually reading at my desk at my previous job, but that is our little secret!

Even though there is a lot I worry about with the state of our nation, I do try not focusing 08-kindness-quotes-to-remind-you-to-be-nice-233350501-mssa-1024x683all my attention on this because what can I do about it? Considering there isn’t anything I am able to do to change the world, I will just keep living my life the way I see fit continuing to spread as much love and compassion as I am able to. Over my years I have found that fallen tears do not correct the issues and tend to only cause unneeded stress. I feel that standing up to fight for what I am passionate about is the best and only thing to do!

Thank you for stopping by my site today! I always appreciate your continued support and really love reading your comments, which I respond to as quickly as I can! I hope you have had a very pleasant weekend and you are feeling well! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday!

friday eveGood morning y’all! I hope your first week of 2019 is going well so far! I do have another short week because of the holiday, but my first day back to work was super busy. I actually like when my work days are busy because it makes the day go by incredibly fast. I guess this can mean 2019 will be a great year!

Even though my week is short, a pick-me-up is always helpful and I hope it helps you as well! The quote I want to share with you today has great meaning as I try to only ❤share inspirational and up-lifting quotes. Please let me know what you think of this one this morning❤!falling down

I find this quote very powerful because we all have days when we might fall down with struggles. However even with those falls, we manage to get back up, brush ourselves off and continue our fight in life. The struggles we all experience make us so much stronger and full of light!diy-happy-friday-happy-friday-game

Thank you for stopping by my site this morning. I always appreciate your continued support and I  love ❤ reading your amazing thoughts on what I share. I hope you have a lovely day and hope you are feeling the best you possibly can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

images (2)Good morning y’all! I hope you had a nice weekend and you are ready to celebrate the New Year! Even though I am sure this is a short week for many of us, we still need a little motivation. Plus, if you are thinking like I am, the new year came way too fast! I hope you enjoy this simple but powerful quote I am sharing with y’all today!!keep going

Thank y’all for all the support you have given me over this last year. I have enjoyed getting to know y’all and building some incredible friendships! I hope you have a lovely Monday and a very Happy New Year!New-Year-Status-2019 I hope this New Year will bring y’all nothing but LOTS of joy and happiness! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS  of ❤love, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

New Year’s Already!

alreadyOnce again, another year has passed by and we are left wondering what the New Year will hold for us all. I remember around this same time one year ago, I was so excited for 2017 to end holding onto the hopes that 2018 would be a better year. Honestly 2017 was a pretty miserable and disastrous year for me. It almost seems like anything that could go wrong, did go wrong! Going into a new year with high and positive hopes has paid off way more than I thought it ever could. I will say that several good things happened towards the end of 2018 for myself and my husband!

As I already said 2017 was a crazy year full of absolutely nothing but stress and let downs. If I am being completely honest with y’all, 2018 started off the same exact way images (2)2017 ended, but towards the end of the year started looking up. It wasn’t until September I was able to find a new job in the city we were moving to and able to quit the job that caused me SO MUCH misery! My husband and I had started trying to make plans to move years ago, but nothing aligned the way we needed them to, so we pushed the plans of moving back a little while. After searching for so many months for a job in the new city, I received a few phone calls, but they were not meant for me. Right as I was ready to give up and lower my standards, the perfect job came through for me. As soon as I received the offer, I gladly gave my notice and scheduled our official move for 3 days after my last day at my previous job! It amazes me how well things can work out when you least expect them to. It sometimes seems that when we think nothing in life is going to go right, the stars align and life starts on a new journey of happiness.

If I asked you to compare 2017 and 2018, did anything change in your life for the good or MovingForwardbad? Moving forward into 2019, are there any changes you would like to make? I often believe that setting New Year’s Resolutions are a typical and very common way to set ourselves up for disappointments, frustration and unneeded stress. Many people make plans for huge life changes like diets, quitting drinking or smoking and feel so much pressure they end up giving up. Truthfully, I can’t think of the last time I actually made a New Year’s resolution, but instead try to make changes throughout the year as I see fit. How do y’all feel about setting New Year’s Resolutions?

How has your year been and are you ready for a fresh start with a new year? Do you happy-quotes-0001-3-4think there will be some positive changes in 2019 or will everything stay the way it is? I just hope that there will start to be FAR LESS HATE and MUCH MORE❤ LOVE for all. I think y’all already know this about me from previous posts, but I have NO room for hate and evil judgments in my life. It is almost 2019 and I think it is far past the time to look at everyone, no matter race, color, sexual origin, religious beliefs or ethnicity as equals! I have already said this a few times, but we are all just humans with a heart ❤(there is a chance some are missing a heart, but I won’t mention him by name!) Kind of just joking!

I hope y’all are doing well and you are having a great weekend! I am looking forward to reading your fabulous comments on this post. I know it might have been a little all over the place, but hopefully it made sense! I am really looking forward to continue blogging as much as I can and I do promise there will be a Motivational Monday tomorrow! Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤